Michigan will soon have a new fiber option aiming to the north of Detroit. The regional provider 123NET has unveiled plans to build new infrastructure between Southfield in the Detroit metro area up to Bay City on the shore of Lake Huron.
It’s a 128-mile route that will leverage the I-75 corridor, touching Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Pontiac, Waterford, Clarkston, Davisburg, Holly, Fenton, Grand Blanc, Flint, Clio, Birch Run, Bridgeport, and Saginaw along the way. Construction is already underway, with sections to be completed over the span of the next year and a half.
123NET operates 4,500 route miles of metro and intercity fiber across the state as well as several data centers – 3 in Southfield and another over in Grand Rapids, and also operates DET-IX. They already have connectivity to and within these markets, so this is an overbuild aimed at supporting the next generation of infrastructure.
We had CEO Dan Irvin here for an Industry Spotlight a few years back. The company has taken an organic route to its position within the Michigan marketplace, banking on its local knowledge and relationships.
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